The 10 Most Evil Villains In Video Games
Mr_VorhiasA brief explanation before we begin. There have already been countless lists of the best villains in video games in the past, and chances are there are no two that are alike, but I like to think that my list is different in some aspects because I haven't let things like popularity of the character or the game it's in influence my decisions.
Here are some stipulations I set:
- The character cannot be evil by any sort of outside forces influencing him. If they had a rough childhood, if they're out for revenge, if they're being forced by a more powerful villain, he's disqualified from being on the list.
- The character cannot at some point have assisted the protagonist.
- The character cannot show any sort of remorse, guilt, shame, or otherwise any sort of human traits towards their misdeeds.
- If the character believes they are doing good, they are off the list. I offer some compromise to that rule with any robotic, or computerized characters, who generally don't believe in good or evil, but "necessity."
So as you can see from these guidelines, I wasn't just looking for evil.
I was looking for EVIL.
Originally this was meant to be a top 20, but since I can't post anymore than 10, here're the runners up:
Chances are you aren't gonna agree with EVERYTHING on the list, but isn't that what makes lists like these great anyway?
Anyway, here's the top 10: Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.
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Crazy in the force unleashed. He sticks a lightsaber right through the apprentice's chest. EVIL.
Evil so yeh he is pretty evil but good in theend which makes him more evil
CopycatTheUnknownMore comments about Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)
Come on guys. This woman is creepy and very powerful. Her sexy body is impressive and those sharp-razor teeth only makes her more special
Very creepy and eats human beings when she is a human herself I think and she tried to seduce her sister in mortal kombat 9 and really hard to defeat and her fatalties are really freaky
well not the most evil I guess
but oh well; she is the only reoccurring adversary in the whole series
Well... She is such a great villain! Very cool... indeed...
great villain, determined and willing to go over her family gods or even the whole humanity solely to fulfil her will... love her anniversary version... so evil...
Why Andrew Ryan? Simple.
Andrew Ryan isn't your usual villain. His personality is well delevoped, and it's slowly revealed over the game. He's a man of ideals. He constructed a city in the bottom of the ocean. He's just... just... reactive!
Savastano20More comments about Sovereign (Mass Effect)
don't know how he was missed out, was a class act
Nikita is evil because she is willing to wipe out anyone in his path for no other reason to destroy human life. You never really know what he's out there for. It is stated even the Kremlin doesn't know his full plan. He came so close to wiping out our entire country. He is ultimately one of the only Call of Duty villains allowed because he isn't out for revenge. He isn't being forced. Makarov, Shepard Zakheav, all have something to fight for. Dragovich does what he does because he simply wants to destroy life. Period.
The blueprint of what future villains like GLaDOS would become, SHODAN would torture you before you even get to face her in combat. Taunting you over PA systems, cutting off friendly radio transmissions, and watching you from the computer monitors with a cold, and unfeeling stare.
Oh, yeah... And she hates humans... well not necessarily, being a computer program she's incapable of real emotion, so she doesn't necessarily HATE humans... it's just that her infallible internal can't comprehend how something so pathetic and worthless can exist.
very very evil, but why isn't dimitri
from gta 4 on here
Can´t Forget about The Baddest MF Ever In Gaming History
Yes, yes, it's oh-so-obvious to put Sephiroth on this list isn't it? After all he tops just about every damn evil villain list you can find. Well beans to that, I say. Sephiroth's not on this list, instead we've got the evil scientist responsible for putting that god complex into Sephy's mind in the first place.
And that's just the icing on the cake for this guy, not to mention his contempt for his fellow man, (Shrugging off countless Sephiroth clones that killed themselves to make it to the Northern Crater) lack of scientific ethics, (Mercilessly experimenting on Red XIII, attempting at Aeris, and near the end of the game even himself. ) and that creepy slumping forehead of his that makes him look like Mr. Burns.
having played the game often enough I can say that luca blight definitely deserves rank 1, with no doubt
This guy is pure evil, He kills thousands and starts a war for no reason other than hate, That and he is tough as well.
I played the game over and over again. only to see this person just a maniac who want to kill everyone in city state. super strong madness. kill thousand people and send all survival to be eaten alive. this guy is evil in human flesh...More comments about Luca Blight (Suikoden 2)
Mullock went to extreme lengths to kill Abe!
He is an evil genius he should be high up in the list.
In Sonic Adventure 2, he launches Sonic into space and tries to BLOW HIM UP. Point is, he has mistakes, but come on. He has an IQ of 300. He is one heck of a villain.
lewieboy124More comments about Ridley (Metroid)
Dead_FrozenMore comments about Jack of Blades (Fable)
He is my most hated character ever. Why? Because he is so mean in the 4th gen that I can't stand him. I loved the episode of pokemon where he went to a new world. He is much worst than Bowser. Bowser you are awesome, much better then this dude
A nightmarish Cthulhu-like creature, it's debatable whether the Elder God is in fact a god, but he's managed to convince a whole lot of people that he is. Whatever the case, he whets his appetite for evil throughout the series by driving the humans and vampires of Nosgoth to war against each other, parasitically feeding off of Nosgoth's Wheel of Fate, (A supernatural lifecycle) leads the naive protagonist Raziel on every which way, basically sending him after anything that could possibly be forseen as a threat to him...
Pretty much every event that led up to Nosgoth's downfall into an apocalyptic wasteland can be traced back to the Elder God.
It's at this point now that I'd like to submit forth my theory that any villain that's voiced by Tony Jay is a complete badass.
It's one thing for a person to just want to take over whichever world the video game is set in, (If we were to include every single generic megalomaniacal villain in video gaming on this list, it would stretch for miles. ) but you have to be pretty damn evil to take the pleasant topic of wishes, and want to replace them all with weapons.
There's no better metaphor for it: It's akin to setting baskets full of kittens on fire.
I feel like baal is more evil than diablo in the game. Plus diablo doesn't make that many appearances in the game.
"Shut up and bleed you mother -. " Do I need to quote sweet tooth anymore to make you think how evil he is? He entered twisted metal (2011) which is a demolition derby that allows the use of missiles and other potentially deadly weapons to attempt to kill your enemies for a wish. Whats sweet tooth`s wish? To kill one person who got away from him. If you`re risking your life to kill only one person, you must be evil. Lets not forget that he a serial killer either.
He's the face on every cover of the Twisted Metal series. He's a mass murdering clown that puts guys like Joker to shame.
It's one thing to do a lot of deplorable stuff in life, but apparently that wasn't enough for Grim Fangando's antagonist, who was based off of Sydney Greenstreet's character in Casablanca. During one of the final confrontations with Manny, Hector admits that when he was alive he'd been a "Very bad boy. " Which we can only assume means he killed a crapload of people.
It's later heard that in the afterlife he's already managed to "sprout" (The equivalent of shooting someone in Grim Fandango, which causes the already dead residents of the Underworld to literally push up daisies. ) over 500 people. As if it wasn't enough that his master plan was to steal tickets to heaven from otherwise deserving people and sell them to rich people. (Which he still did, even after learning that the tickets wouldn't work for the rich people. )
Even after death Hector kept on being an evil evil guy... Geez. Isn't time for a break or something?
Pure Evil With No Remorse
Actually not as bad as you think, it depends on your type of evil. Do you think of evil as taking pokemon then this is for you but if you are thinking about altering earth, go to a different game like RSE, DP and BWG
master of deception, very pyschologically evil
This thing is EVIL. It destroyed humanity but kept five alive for more than a hundred years so he could torture them every day.
She is the most wanted criminal ever and this year she attempted to change the history of terror do she would be a terrorist too. With a single shocking theft she could start World War I!
He almost destroyed the realm of light(and the plants in it) for the sake of curiosity how is the not evil
He's actually not too evil, since all he wants to do is win a competion, but since the murderous, I hate everything that lives Bakura isn't on here...
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